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Medford salon to donate haircuts to kids in need

Posted by Matt Byrne  July 17, 2012 10:04 AM

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When school-aged children gets their locks trimmed in early August at the Medford Hair Cuttery, the national chain said it will donate a haircut to a disadvantaged child. The annual back to school promotion, called Share a Haircut, will begin Aug. 1 and end Aug. 15.

Locally, the state Department of Children and Families and Saint Raphael's church will help to reach out to the disadvantaged youth who will receive the free 'dos.

"We expect 75,000 haircuts to be donated in communities across the country to children in need," said Dennis Ratner, Founder and CEO of Hair Cuttery, in a statement.

"A simple haircut can make a big difference in a child’s appearance and gives students more confidence as they start the school year." Nearly 900 salons nationwide will participate in the program, which has helped youngsters since its inception in 1999 receive hundreds of thousands of free haircuts, the company said.

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